Online counselling is available throughout the UK. If you are based elswhere, in Europe or beyond then please do enquire and I can let you know what’s possible.
I use two different therapy rooms for indoor face to face sessions. On Tuesdays at the Gather Rooms just outside Lewes and on Thursdays (from September 2022) from Wilderness Wood near Uckfield.
Outdoor counselling takes place in the Ashdown Forest in East Sussex, so if you’d like to meet outside you would need to have your own transport as unfortnuately public transport to the area is limited.
In all instances we will arrange an introductory session first online or over the phone. This gives you a chance to talk through some of your current situation and what you’re looking for from counselling. I can tell you a bit more about how I work and answer any questions you might have.
You can then take some time to decide if you would like to take things forward or we can book in some ongoing sessions there and then.
Sessions usually take place on a weekly basis at the same time/day. I do offer flexibility where possible, particularly if you work shifts or have other commitments.
I offer short term (6-8 weeks) and long term (open-ended) therapy. We will discuss what you’re looking for and review as we go to ensure you get what you need.
The counselling relationship is different to one you’d have with a friend. I won’t offer my opinions on what you should do and I won’t talk about my own life, as this is your time. I can offer information and resources where this is helpful.
Counselling can be hard work at times. It’s worth thinking about what you do after the sessions to give you time to relax and reflect. Some people find writing things down or keeping a journal in between sessions can be useful or having a bit of ‘buffer time’ before going back to your daily tasks.